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Car Crash Fatalities Nearly Double In SD From 2013

Car Crash Fatalities Nearly Double In SD From 2013

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — There have been 11 more fatal accidents in the state compared to the first two months of last year, and law enforcement authorities are citing a number of factors, including bad weather.

Lee Axdahl with the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety says frequent snowfalls have created road conditions that may have contributed to the crashes. Axdahl notes that half of this year’s victims were not wearing seatbelts.

Axdahl says it is still “difficult” to understand that some people still drive without buckling up first.

Axdahl said alcohol, speeding, and overdriving road conditions in bad weather also contributed to several of the wrecks.

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